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Cigna-Express Scripts merger slated to close Thursday

Cigna-Express Scripts merger slated to close Thursday

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 19, 2018

Health insurer Cigna and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts cleared federal and state regulatory hurdles less than a year after they first announced their plan to merge in March.

Investor lawsuit accuses Centene of hiding Health Net problems

Investor lawsuit accuses Centene of hiding Health Net problems

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 18, 2018

Two pension funds that own stock in Centene Corp. are suing the health insurer and certain directors and officers, claiming Centene acquired Health Net in 2016 for $6 billion without fully disclosing the company's significant financial problems.

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

By Associated Press  |  December 17, 2018

On-demand insurance lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new release from Amazon instead of paying every month for a pricey cable package they rarely use.

Health insurers reassure customers after Texas ACA ruling

Health insurers reassure customers after Texas ACA ruling

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 17, 2018

Health insurers blasted a Texas federal judge's decision to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional and moved quickly to ensure plan members that their insurance coverage will stay unchanged during the long legal fight.

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 14, 2018

Molina Healthcare is kicking former CEO Dr. J. Mario Molina's medical practice out of its network, forcing roughly 78,000 patients to either find new doctors or switch health plans to keep their current ones.

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

By Harris Meyer  |  December 12, 2018

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers must defend themselves on much less favorable legal grounds against a major class-action case accusing them of anticompetitive practices.

Obamacare sign-ups down 550,000 as deadline nears

Obamacare sign-ups down 550,000 as deadline nears

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 12, 2018

HealthCare.gov sign-ups lag by more than a half-million with less than a week left in open enrollment. Last-minute shoppers and a surge of auto-enrollments should boost the finally tally, but enrollment is likely to fall short last year.

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